Incident: bmi A319 near Blackpool on Jun 28th 2011, cracked windshield
|By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Jun 29th 2011 09:12Z, last updated Wednesday, Jun 29th 2011 09:12Z |
A bmi Airbus A319-100, registration G-DBCF performing flight BD-61 from Edinburgh,SC to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL370 about 15nm northnortheast of Blackpool,EN (UK) about 30 minutes into the flight when the crew squawked emergency and descended the aircraft to FL100 due to a cracked windshield, average sinkrate about 1800 feet per minute. The aircraft continued to London Heathrow at FL100 and landed safely on Heathrow's runway 27R about 50 minutes after leaving FL370.
A passenger reported that the captain instructed cabin crew to discontinue service and stow the carts just after the service had ended. Some time later, about 70nm out of London the captain announced they had a cracked windshield and would be received by emergency services. The aircraft taxied to a stand, police embarked the aircraft, passengers disembarked. The passenger concluded: "The crack was quite huge."
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